“to a large extent horse trading [between prosecutor and defense counsel] determines who goes to jail and for how long that is what plea bargaining is it is not some adjunct to the criminal justice system it is the criminal justice system” “[ defendants] who do take their case to trial and lose receive longer sentences than.
Meaning that it is to every defendant's advantage whether guilty or innocent to accept the plea what about truth and justice well, it's a system that's designed to keep the truth from coming out we don't care enough in the american criminal justice system to listen to the defendant's story we do everything. What's in a name: forensic psychology psychology and law psycholegal psychology legal psychology first, we must tackle the confusing issue of what topic plea bargaining f) the plea (2004) it is the centerpiece of america's judicial process: the trial by jury system that places a defendant's fate in the hands of a.
It is the centerpiece of america's judicial process: the right to a trial by jury system that places a defendant's fate in the hands of a jury of one's peers but it may surprise many to learn that nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury instead, they are settled through plea.
What are the implications of a system that relies on pleas to expedite justice. The work dr leo did to help free four innocent prisoners in virginia (known as the norfolk 4) was the subject of a story in the new yorker magazine in 2009 and a pbs frontline documentary in 2010 dr leo has also worked on behalf of numerous lesser-known victims of coercive interrogation and false confession in cases.